Curriculum

Prerequisites

Most prerequisites are met by obtaining a valid teaching certificate or license.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDEL 314
Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
 
3
OR
 
EDRE 569
Foundations of Literacy
3

In addition, the graduate candidate must have (or be in the process of completing) a valid teaching certificate or license.

Core Requirements:

The following 12 hours of core courses are required for the M.Ed.

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDFD 501
Philosophy of Education
 
3
EDFD 503
Advanced Educational Psychology
3
EDFD 505
Educational Administration
3
EDFD 507
Educational Research
2
EDFD 508
Educational Research Paper
1

Concentration Requirements:

The following 18 hours of courses are required for the multicultural literature concentration

Course Name
Credit Hours
EDCH 501
Advanced Children's Literature *
 
3
EDCH 505
Storytelling as a Cultural Craft
3
EDCH 510
Writing & Publishing For Children
3
EDCH 515
Adolescent Literature
3
EDCH 520
Multicultural Literature *
3
EDCH 525
Analysis of Children's Literature in a Global Society
3
EDCH 528
Current Topics in Children's Literature ***
3

* required course for program ** EDCH 524 Children's Literature for Early Childhood and EDCH 526 Children's Literature for Middle Grades may be substituted in the program with written permission from the director of the program director. *** will be offered during the 2005 academic year.

Students completing their studies for the M.Ed. in multicultural literature for children must pass a comprehensive examination and must be able to write knowledgeably on the following areas: children's literature (in general), multicultural literature for children, storytelling as both a genre and a craft, the impact of multicultural literature on the elementary curriculum, adolescent literature as it impacts a global society, and analysis of appropriate literature for children.

All requirements are subject to change.